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As we walked down the Gran Via it was a pleasant surprise to see such a beautiful building. Opened... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2018
Dursley, United Kingdom
One of the first skyscrapers in Europe

The Telefonica Building was built in 1929 and it rises to 89 meters. It currently hosts the... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2018
Mikael F
Vantaa, Finland
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Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

Along the magnificent Gran Via you will view some great buildings and Edificio Telefonica was in my humble opinion one of the most impressive and one of the most beautiful. Rising 89 metres high and built by 1929 this amazing building was one of the...More

Thank Neil K
Reviewed 1 June 2018

Among all the imposing buildings on Gran Via, this one is perhaps the most impressive. The art deco skyscraper is the product of American designers and thus gives a feeling of Manhattan. A good photo stop.

Thank Leon L
Reviewed 9 May 2018

As we walked down the Gran Via it was a pleasant surprise to see such a beautiful building. Opened in 1929 this was Madrid’s first skyscraper at 84m or 276 ft tall and is worth a stop and a photo.

Thank Mistyb1302
Reviewed 22 April 2018

The Telefonica Building was built in 1929 and it rises to 89 meters. It currently hosts the Telefonica Store, a Telecommunications Museum 'Espacio Fundacion Telefonica' and an auditorium.

Thank Mikael F
Reviewed 22 March 2018

Awesome view for pictures and in a great area to know how Madrid really looks like! A must see for sure.

Thank Tiago M
Reviewed 27 February 2018

Came in to fix a problem with telefonica and was helped by several people. everyone was amicable, Carlos in commercial was of great help, so was Mario and finally a woman Pacheco David was able to bring it all together. If I need to spend...More

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Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

One of the oldest skyscrapers in Europe. Hemingway used to work over here in the late1930s while the Nationalists were fighting the Republicans. Emblematic exposition about the works of Norman Foster. The past meets the future.

Thank Peter D
Reviewed 26 December 2017

This is one of the nicest building on Gran Via - there is a contrast between its height and functionality and its design and beautiful architectural details. It is an historical building which construction ended in 1929.

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

The Telefonica Building on the Gran Via has very beautiful architecture that adds to the beauty of this very busy street. It is a historic building that was completed in 1929.

Thank BennyMalaga
Reviewed 25 November 2017

Edificio Telefonica is another fine building in the Gran Via. Its relatively simple and classic facade from the 1920s contrasts favourably with some of the more over elaborate buildings along the main street.

Thank Nomadman411978
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Hip bars and galleries, independent theaters and music
venues, young people with tattoos and funky hair,
narrow winding streets — this is Malasaña. Near the
center, Plaza Dos de Mayo is a gathering of friends
outside bars, dog owners, artists under craft tents,
and creative types with notebooks and sketchpads on
the plaza’s benches. It may not be as neat and tidy as
many other parts of the city, but this only adds to
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27 October 2017|
Response from sheepygold | Reviewed this property |
The operating hours depends on the month and even the day you are visiting so check the website - it is in English too.